Former Vice President’s plan calls for fighting for equal pay, expanding access to affordable child care.
Ashley Biden campaigned virtually for her dad, former Vice President Joe Biden, Thursday in a Wisconsin Women For Biden event to discuss the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s women’s agenda.
Ashley Biden discussed Joe Biden’s recently released Women’s Agenda and what’s at stake for women in Wisconsin this November. She was joined by Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, Madison Common Council Member Arvina Martin, Progress Center for Black Women Founder Sabrina Madison, and UW-Madison College Democrats President Rianna Mukherjee.
Joe Biden’s women’s agenda focuses on improving economic security by fighting for equal pay, expanding affordable health care, expanding access to affordable child care, continuing the work he began in 1994 with the Violence Against Women Act, and protecting and empowering women around the world.
“I’m here today because I adore my father, but I also deeply believe he has the character and the vision to lead this country,” Ashley Biden said.
Martin expressed support for Joe Biden’s Caregivers Plan that calls for expanding access and creating affordability for child care and elder care.
“If a woman has to drop out of the workforce to care for her child or an elderly parent or relative, she then is not able to save for retirement. She may have a hard time getting back into the workforce and to continue to make money,” Martin said. “And that’s a real problem, especially right now.”
Madison with the Progress Center for Black Women took the opportunity to remind people to register to vote and become more engaged with the political process.
“Black women across the state are losing housing to eviction and are facing unemployment,’” Madison said. “I’m a firm believer that Joe Biden will lead us into a path where these things — housing, transportation, economic development — will be better for us overall.’